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Photos from MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series screening of AMERICAN PROMISE!

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L to R: Michèle Stephenson, Jed Dietz, Joe Brewster and Tom Hall.

On October 11, the MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series and Open Society Institute teamed up to bring you a screening of the award-winning documentary AMERICAN PROMISE with special guests directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson.

The screening was followed by an interview with WYPR’s Tom Hall and the directors, followed by Q & A with the audience.  The AMERICAN PROMISE Spotlight Series interview will air on WYPR 88.1FM in advance of AMERICAN PROMISE’s debut on PBS on February 3, 2014.  Click here for more information.

AMERICAN PROMISE spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.

WYPR's Tom Hall interviews Joe Brewster and  Michèle Stephenson at the MICA Brown Center.

WYPR’s Tom Hall interviews Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson at the MICA Brown Center.

MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series and Open Society Institute present AMERICAN PROMISE on 10/11!

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The Stephenson-Brewster family featured in AMERICAN PROMISE. From Left to Right: Joe Brewster, Idris Brewster, Miles Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. Photo credit: Orrie King.

The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series returns on Friday 10/11 with a special screening of AMERICAN PROMISE co-sponsored by the Open Society Institute at the MICA Brown Center at 7:00pm with film directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. Following the screening of AMERICAN PROMISE there will be a 10-minute interview between WYPR’s Tom Hall and the directors, followed by Q & A with the audience.

AMERICAN PROMISE won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

SCREENING DETAILS:
Friday, October 11th
7:00pm
MICA Brown Center
1301 West Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD
$10/$5 students w ID/free for Friends of the Festival and MICA students

AMERICAN PROMISE spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.